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Alfred Gratien Champagne Blend Champagne Brut NV

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Based in the heart of Epernay, Chef des Caves Jean-Pierre Jaeger'squality-driven philosophy has raised Gratien's game considerably. Thisexquisite Champagne, with Chardonnay elegance to the fore, has notes ofapricot, brioche and peach to underline the complexity on the palate. AtGratien they serve this alongside duck breast with nectarine - what a memorableexperience!

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Alfred Gratien:
Alfred Gratien is a Champagne house based in Epernay, France that has been producing since 1864. Nicolas Jaeger is the current cellar master, responsible for ensuring the quality of the Champagnes, selecting the very best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes to add to the cuvées. The grapes are sourced from the three main regions of Champagne for each varietal: Chardonnay fr... Read more
Alfred Gratien is a Champagne house based in Epernay, France that has been producing since 1864. Nicolas Jaeger is the current cellar master, responsible for ensuring the quality of the Champagnes, selecting the very best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes to add to the cuvées. The grapes are sourced from the three main regions of Champagne for each varietal: Chardonnay from Côtes des Blancs, Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims and Pinot Noir from the Marne Valley. Wine is produced without the use of malolactic fermentation to preserve the integrity of the grapes’ specific characters. All of these factor in to make a series of top quality, small production Champagnes in a variety of styles sure to please any palate.  Read less
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02/17/2008

Pale golden color. Has a pleasant spice on the palate with green fruit flavors, mostly pears and citrus. Full bodied and delicious.


External Reviews for Alfred Gratien Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The light, persistent mousse carries an understated aroma of hazelnuts and cream. Itandrsquo;s soft and velvety on the palate, this it finishes dry and slightly tart. A clean, simple and integrated wine.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Firm yet accessible, hereandrsquo;s a medium-bodied Champagne with bread, apple and a hint of coffee. Balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A very lean, dry style that focuses on its acidity and green fruits. This makes it a style that needs good bottle aging - the sample tasted was too young. But for those who like dry, crisp Champagnes, this is beautifully made.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Fresh fruit flavors and lovely acidity make this appetizing. Dry in style, bracing in texture, with complex spicy nuances that linger on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A very lean, dry style that focuses on its acidity and green fruits. This makes it a style that needs good bottle aging andmdash; the sample tasted was too young. But for those who like dry, crisp Champagnes, this is beautifully made.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The NV Brut is a wonderfully elegant, classy wine laced with perfumed fruit that carries through to the finish, where smoke and toastiness add further layers of complexity. This mid-weight Champagne is an impeccable wine at the non-vintage level. Disgorged: June, 2008, (not indicated on the label). Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2013. This is an impressive set of wines from Alfred Gratien. The wines are notable for their sheer class and refinement.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Pale gold. Lively aromas of lemon and orange zest, with deeper pear and melon qualities and a hint of vanilla. Sappy and precise in the mouth, offering citrus flavors that gain flesh and sweetness with air. Finishes with very good clarity and tangy persistence.


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Based in the heart of Epernay, Chef des Caves Jean-Pierre Jaeger'squality-driven philosophy has raised Gratien's game considerably. Thisexquisite Champagne, with Chardonnay elegance to the fore, has notes ofapricot, brioche and peach to underline the complexity on the palate. AtGratien they serve this alongside duck breast with nectarine - what a memorableexperience!

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